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So happy
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By max
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2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I have been eyeing the 350Z for years and am so glad I made this purchase. I love the feel of the interior, the looks of the exterior, the wide power band, the on-rails handling, and the sound the engine makes when wide open. I realize that there are various problems that will undoubtedly arise so I got an extended warranty and am not too worried. This car gives you confidence and I get looks everywhere I go. I love the ride and even make my daily commute in it. This car gives me a thrill that I can't accurately describe. I'm not sure if I own the car or it owns me.


Best Features

Acceleration, seats, steering wheel, handling, engine noise, the way you can kick out the back end with so little effort, good looks, purpose built interior, small storage space (this is a sports car right?).


Worst Features

From what I've read, reliability can be an issue. Get an extended warranty if possible or at least understand what you're getting into.


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Fun, but bumpy
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By chris
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2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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This is a very nice sport car don't get me wrong. It looks fast, it is fast, it takes off so quick I almost get whiplash everytime. It is a head turner too. But I have never had anything that is this bumpy and the rattles drive me insane. I've had an S2000 and it wasn't this bad, and that thing had a super tight suspension. My Z rattles like it is falling apart, all along the dash, the center console, and if I am talking while driving it sounds like someone is thumping my chest. I have crammed things into seams and cracks to stop them, but it's no use. But man is it fast.


Best Features

I love the look, though the new LED lights look better. The cockpit is nice. The sound when I turn the engine on gives me goosebumps.


Worst Features

The suspension and rattles. It needs to have all seams where plastics meet to be padded, I have tried as best I can to stop them, then a new one pops up.


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Great car with minor issues
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By RickS
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2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Like other reviewers, I have suffered the same "tire roar" and front end noise that has plagued 350Z owners since the cars inception. After taking the car to Firestone to get my tires replaced recently, the helpful technician, a Vette owner, suggested that I take the car in every 3 months to have this toe-in problem fixed. You can purchase a lifetime alignment from Firestone for a very reasonable price and taking the car in every 3 months or so insures that the wear on the tires will be a bit more normal. Tire wear aside, the car has been a dream and I have enjoyed it thoroughly. As I am getting a bit older now so the utility of a 2-seater is beginning to reach its end for me.


Best Features

Great acceleration. Awesome cornering with little rear end slip and easy recovery when there is slip. Gas mileage is great even though its Premium. Interior controls are easy to reach and leather bucket seats are comfortable. AC is great and the sound system jams.


Worst Features

Radio controls on steering wheel would be nice. Don't have them on my 2003. Hopefully the toe-in issue has been fixed by now but I doubt it.


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fun to drive
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By miriam
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2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I have nothing bad to say about my Z car. It handles well and is so much fun to drive. I get nothing but compliments from everyone I know and don't know about the looks of the car. The gas mileage is not bad for a sports car either. I get 20 miles to the gallon in town about 25 on the highway. The color is gorgeous too. I have the brickyard color which is kind of a dark plum color. I put an after market spoiler on the back and it is too cute.


Best Features

My favorite feature is the heated seats. I love that since I am so cold natured anyway. They keep you warm and cozy.


Worst Features

I really can't think of anything to improve on the quality or performance of this vehicle. It was worth the investment.


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My second 350Z
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Natasha
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2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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You get the true sports car feeling when driving. I love the highway gas mileage! My second 350Z.


Best Features

Navigation, steering, ride, look, and sound.


Worst Features

Paint! Get better paint! The manufacture paint chips to easy. Tires wear really fast due to not being able to properly rotate them. Plastic on seat trim could be improved. Driver seat wears too easly. Bose system over rated. Doesn't have adequate sound quality.


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